My dad has recently passed on to me, his old Chinon SLR's, and all of his lenses.
I don't have much use for the bodies and understand that they don't currently have much value. But I would love to be able to use the lenses. I have found conflicting information online about this, so was wondering if someone could shed some light on whether or not you can buy an adapter for them?
Thanks in advance
#1. "RE: Chinon - Nikon adapter?" | In response to Reply # 0spanglerokapi Nikonian since 22nd May 2008Sun 01-Jan-12 07:23 AM
It depends on the lens mount. If my memory serves me correctly Chinon cameras in the UK were sold through the Dixons Group and had M42 screw lens mounts and then later the ubiquitous Pentax K mount. If this is so the lenses will not enable you to focus to infinity unless you can source an adaptor that has a corrective lens built in which will, of course, have a negative impact on image quality. That said, older prime lenses are useful in macro work either fitted to bellows or reversed onto another prime Nikon mount lens using a reversing ring that can be sourced for a few pounds via EBay or a company call SRB-Griturn who are based near Luton and specialise in all sorts of obscure camera related adaptors and gizmos.